Liver Scholar Award


The objective of the Liver Scholar Award is to develop the potential of outstanding, early career scientists and encourage basic and translational research in liver biology and disease. The Liver Scholar Award provides junior faculty with support for their research to bridge the gap between completion of research training and attainment of status as an independent, well-funded research scientist. The additional research funding provided by this award is intended to enable early career scientists to successfully compete for research awards from national sources, particularly the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Investigators who hold MD, PhD or MD/PhD degrees and are pursuing a career in liver research are encouraged to apply. Individuals who are already well-established in the field are not eligible for this award.

Check our Research Program Overview to view past Liver Scholar Award Recipients.

Please direct all questions about Liver Scholar Awards to the ALF Research Awards Program at

Liver Scholar Award At-A-Glance:

Career Level: Junior Faculty

Award Type: Research Award

Research Type: Basic or Translational Research

Funding amount: $225,000 over 3 years ($75,000 per year)

Letter of Intent Deadline: July 31, 2023

Application Deadline: August 31, 2023

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How to Apply for a Liver Scholar Award

  1. Download the Liver Scholar Application Form and Liver Scholar Application Guidelines.
  2. Submit a Letter of Intent via email no later than July 31, 2023 (see Guidelines for details).
  3. Complete the Application Form, obtain requested signatures, and prepare all required documents as indicated in the Application Guidelines.
  4. Assemble the Application Package in the order listed in the Required Documents section. Be sure to adhere to page limits and complete all sections as indicated in the Application Guidelines. Applications that do not meet the requirements, in content or format, will not be reviewed.
  5. Complete the Applicant and Proposal Information in the Submission form below. Applicants must select a Primary Type and Primary Topic for their research proposal. Applicants can submit up to 5 Additional Topics (optional).  
  6. Upload your Application Package as one PDF document as indicated in the Application Guidelines.
  7. Click the “Apply Now” button to submit your application no later than August 31, 2023.

You will receive an email confirmation that the PDF was received. Check your spam folder and contact if you did not receive an email confirmation.

Last updated on December 22nd, 2023 at 10:56 am

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